Check List 10(5): 1218-1222, doi: 10.15560/10.5.1218
First record of the pale-faced bat Phylloderma stenops Peters 1865 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in the province of Guayas, Southwest Ecuador
expand article infoJaime Antonio Salas, Santiago F. Burneo§, Fabián Viteri H.|, Raúl Carvajal M.|
‡ Universidad de Guayaquil GAD Provincial Guayas-Dirección de Medio Ambiente, Ecuador§ Sección Mastozoología del Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador| GAD Provincial Guayas-Dirección de Medio Ambiente, Ecuador
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We report the first record of Phylloderma stenops in the province of Guayas, Ecuador. The specimen was captured in a heavily disturbed area, surrounded by small remnants of semi-deciduous lowland forests. We also present a predictive distribution map, constructed with the new and existing information for P. stenops in Ecuador and other countries in South America, showing that this species may occur in other areas where it has not yet been observed.
Phylloderma stenops; Guayas province; semideciduous forest; southwest Ecuador; disturbed area